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Former NBA player to plead not guilty to human trafficking

Jan. 17, 2020 6:56 AM EST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury has brought charges in a sex trafficking case against former NBA player and one-time University of Alabama basketball standout Jim Farmer, who was caught up in an undercover law enforcement sting last October. Farmer, 55, of Franklin, Tennessee, was arrested again...

2 new Tennessee counties now positive for deer disease

Jan. 17, 2020 4:12 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two new Tennessee counties have had deer test positive for chronic wasting disease, and a third county has been classified high-risk, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said. Deer tested positive in Haywood and Chester counties in southwest Tennessee, the agency said in a news...

Kentucky forward Nick Richards (4) looks for a shot as South Carolina's Maik Kotsar, left, and Justin Minaya defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Weekend schedule should sort out SEC's second-place logjam

Jan. 17, 2020 4:01 AM EST

Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball competition this weekend. GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 10 Kentucky (12-4, 3-1 SEC) at Arkansas (14-2, 3-1): The SEC standings will sort themselves out a bit Saturday with a pair of games featuring the four teams tied for second place behind league...

Allen lifts Tennessee Tech over SIU-Edwardsville 72-69

Jan. 17, 2020 3:16 AM EST

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Darius Allen scored 15 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots and Tennessee Tech came from behind to beat SIU-Edwardsville 72-69 on Thursday night, ending an eight-game skid with its first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season. Tujautae Williams' go-ahead layup...

Johnson's double-double powers Tennessee State's victory

Jan. 16, 2020 11:45 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shakem Johnson had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Tennessee State's 64-48 win over Morehead State on Thursday night, the Tigers' eighth straight home victory. Carlos Marshall Jr. had 16 points and six rebounds for Tennessee State (12-6, 4-1 Ohio Valley Conference). Jy'lan...

Anaheim Ducks left wing Rickard Rakell (67), of Sweden, celebrates after scoring against Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74), of Finland, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. At right is Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro (57). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Rakell's goal, assist lead Ducks over Predators 4-2

Jan. 16, 2020 11:36 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have just two wins in 2020, both against the Nashville Predators. Rickard Rakell had a goal and an assist, John Gibson made 33 saves and the Ducks beat Nashville 4-2 Thursday night. Josh Manson, Adam Henrique and Derek Grant also scored for Anaheim, which snapped...

Memphis' forward Precious Achiuwa (55) goes all in for a rebound in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

Jeffries, Achiuwa lead No. 22 Memphis past Cincinnati 60-49

Jan. 16, 2020 10:52 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In a game where rallies were answered by rallies and droughts crept in, No. 22 Memphis was able to close the game for its second straight win. DJ Jeffries scored 18 points, Precious Achiuwa added 12 points and 11 rebounds and the Tigers used a second-half surge to defeat Cincinnati...

Taylor helps rally FAU past Middle Tennessee 97-94 in OT

Jan. 16, 2020 10:13 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Cornelius Taylor scored 26 points, including the the go-ahead layup with a minute to go in overtime, and Florida Atlantic rallied to defeat Middle Tennessee 97-94 on Thursday night. Richardson Maitre scored 19, hitting a 3-pointer and 4 of 6 free throws in the final 2:07 as FAU...

Davis scores 18, No. 24 Tennessee women cruise past Florida

Jan. 16, 2020 7:52 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Rennia Davis scored 18 points to help No. 24 Tennessee beat Florida 78-50 on Thursday night. Davis scored 14 points in 16 first-half minutes as Tennessee led 40-24. Florida was held to 34.5% shooting in the first half and turned it over 11 times, leading to 19 points. Florida...

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry answers questions before an NFL football practice Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans are scheduled to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

High-powered Titans lean heavily on Henry with options ready

Jan. 16, 2020 7:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry is making clear he only gets better the more times he gets the ball. “I think I get in a rhythm the more carries I get," Henry said Thursday. "I get a better feel for the game as the game goes on.” After the Titans gave him 30 or more carries only once...